Muske-Dukes has written poetry, fiction, and essays addressing a broad range of subjects—from John Keats’s “This Living Hand” to Hollywood life on the inside—but what concerns her most is discovering how language used with precision and accountability can effect transformation.
The pool whirrs suddenly, and the bluebottom stirs, like the blue
in the sky when clouds sail across its seas.The tangerine sapling may be
dying, hasn’t grown in two months. Frondson palms are limp and brown.
Paradise is thirsty this November. [...]